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Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Invalid Car 4mm Scale Model - Part 2

model invalid carBodywork is made from four pieces of balsa wood; lower body, canopy and two windscreen side struts. Carving was achieved with glasspaper, files and knife. The cockpit and rear window apertures were first drilled and then finished off with file and chisel. White wood primer is applied overall.

The model is 39mm long (117 inches at 12 inches to the foot) and scaled by reducing a photo of the real car.

The chair was left over from a coach kit. It was installed in the car after painting the cockpit in the characteristic sky blue paint and before fitting of the windscreen struts.

Bodywork looks quite rough in this oversize photo. Looks acceptable at normal viewing. A lot more detailing to be applied.

Part 3

To first posting in this series

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